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Community Briefs 08-22-18

Paint Nite Fundraiser

Riverbank’s Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 9890 is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe in Riverbank. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a Potato Bar open and for $10 guests can enjoy all the fixings which will include their custom made potato, green salad, dessert, coffee, and water. Soft drinks will be available for an additional $1. Tickets for the Potato Bar can be purchased at the door. Paint Nite, following dinner, is open to everyone ages 6 and up and is a family friendly event. The cost for painting is $45 with $15 from each sale going to support the annual veterans’ luncheon hosted each November by the Royal Neighbors group. Painting will start at 6 p.m. and interested parties can go to select Aug. 24 Riverbank click on the link and purchase tickets or call 855-767-4270.


Healthcare Session

Congressional candidate Josh Harder, CA-10, is hosting some Town Hall sessions for voters this month. Coming up is a Healthcare Town Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; those in the healthcare industry are encouraged to come talk about issues local to the Central Valley. For attendance at the session and for location information on the healthcare meeting, RSVP to or call (209) 214-8089.


Poll Workers Needed

Volunteers 18 or older who are registered California voters can become part of the election process by serving as Poll Workers on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Bilingual Poll Workers fluent in English and Spanish, Khmer, Punjabi or Assyrian are needed.  Poll Workers play an important role and perform a wide range of duties including opening the polls, setting up voting equipment, issuing official ballots and assisting voters. Poll Workers will receive a $95 stipend, which includes serving on Election Day from approximately 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a mandatory two-hour training class. The training class provides an overview of the Election Day process and hands-on equipment instruction. Classes are offered in Modesto, Oakdale, Salida and Turlock from Oct. 16 through Oct. 27. For applications to volunteer and to view the schedule for training classes, visit: or or contact the Stanislaus County Poll Worker Coordinator at (209) 525-5233.


Artisan Market

Delicato Family Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca, will host its final Summer Artisan Market on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay cool inside, sip wine and shop, with local food products, jewelry, wearables, handcrafted items and more being offered. The public is encouraged to sip the newest wine releases chosen from the current tasting menu while shopping the displays. The wine tasting fee is $5 (waived for Delicato Wine Club Members) and there is no entry fee to browse the Artisan Market. Also available for purchase will be personal pizzas baked onsite by the Rock Pizza Oven.


TOPS Meeting

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar Ave., Oakdale. The group features help with weight loss in a supportive setting. Residents of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are welcome to attend. Call Audrey Oliver at 209-765-7838 for information. You can also visit


Join Toastmasters

The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club gathers for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko’s Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.


Learn To Dance

Golden Agers weekly dances are open to those 50 and older from throughout the Central Valley at the Riverbank Community Center. Doors open Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; the center is at 3600 Santa Fe St., and first time guests are admitted free. The annual membership fee is $12 and each Wednesday members pay $5 and non-members can enjoy a few hours of music and dancing for $6.